Nine people have gathered for the reading of Aurore Gerritsen’s will. Some are family, others are strangers. But all will have their futures changed forever when a lifetime of secrets are finally revealed.
Aurore Gerritsen left clear instructions — her will is to be read over a four-day period at her summer cottage on a small Louisiana island. Those who don’t stay will forfeit their inheritance. With the vast fortune of Gulf Coast Shipping at stake, no one will take the risk.
Tensions rise as Aurore’s lawyer dispenses small bequests — each designed to expose the matriarch’s well-kept secrets. Long-time loyalties are jeopardised and shocking new alliances are formed.
As a hurricane approaches and survival itself is threatened, the fourth day dawns while everyone waits for the final truth to be revealed.